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Appointee Biographies

Art Gallery of Ontario


Beth Horowitz is former President and CEO of AMEX Canada Inc. In 2009, Ms. Horowitz was appointed to the HSBC Bank Canada Board, and in 2012 to the board of Aimia. Her community involvement includes being Trustee at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Advisor at Schulich School of Business, Advisor at Catalyst Canada, Member of the Harvard Business School (Global) Alumni Board, Director of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto, and Advisor for the Women's Venture Capital Fund. In 2013 Ms. Horowitz was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, in the Corporate Board category. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.


Andrew Federer is a Vice Chairman, RBC Capital markets and is a member of the Global Investment Banking Management Committee. He also previously served as Head of Corporate Finance in Canada. Mr. Federer is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Art Gallery of Ontario, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Bishops Strachan School and CO-Chairman of the RBC Capital Markets Foundation.


Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based dentist as well as an art collector and founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit arts organziation that helps promote African Canadian artists. Since 1997, Mr. Montague has been exhibiting contemporary art that explores black identity and the African diaspora, and showcasing these works in his Wedge Collection. Currently he sits on the Africa Acquisitons Committee at Tate Modern in London, UK. He previously served on the Advisory Board of the Ryerson Image Centre from 2011 to 2014 and the Photography Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Montague has also been invited to lecture on contemporary art at The Studo Musuem in Harlem, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, among other international art institutions.


Leslie McCarley is a seasoned executive who leads with a background in journalism, advertising and philanthropy. A consummate connector. Leslie currently serves as VP, Advancement with CIFAR, where she advances support for scientific discovery. Leslie is known for her integrated and collaborative leadership style in complex organizations where she has engaged a wide variety of stakeholders to achieve transformation. At Heart & Stroke she created an initiative to engage the next generation of philanthropists and was the driving force behind its ambitious campaign to break the glass ceiling in cardiovascular health care. She has similarly led high profile initiatives to advantage early childhood brand development and Canada's leadership in physics. A native of Toronto, Leslie earned her Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University and her Bachelor of Arts in communications and mass communications from Albion College in Michigan. She further built her expertise with certification from the Indiana University Centre on Philanthropy.


Judy Schulich is the Executive Vice-President of The Schulich Foundation, on of Canada’s largest private foundations. She directs the Schulich Leader Scholarship program, the most significant STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) scholarship program in the country, awarding 100 scholarships each year. Prior to her role at The Schulich Foundation, Judy founded and ran Blueprint: DNA, an art consulting company that helped private and public institutions build contemporary art collections. Clients included George Weston Limited, Stikeman Elliott LLP, and St. Michael’s Hospital. Judy is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Honors Business Administration and has a Master’s degree specializing in the art market and connoisseurship from Christie’s, New York.


Nicole Eaton is a Senator for the Government of Canada. Her community involvement includes serving as a Director for the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation and National Ballet of Canada.


Camillo di Prata is the Chief Executive Officer of Gibraltar & Company, Inc., an investment management company he founded in 2013 focused on funding and mentoring emerging entrepreneurs and startup companies alike. A former financial services industry executive with over 25 years of mergers and acquisitions and business management experience, over the years he has worked as an investment banker for National Bank, Citigroup, Nesbitt Burns and Scotia Capital specializing primarily in the technology, media and consumer sectors. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting} from Concordia University in 1983 and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario's lvey School of Business in 1987. He serves as a director of several technology startup companies including Crowdriff Inc., FanXchange Limited, LXR International Inc., and he is an advisory board member of The BrandProject LP. He is a Director of the International Festival of Authors.


Ms. Ivey is Founder and Managing Director of JRS Group a family investment company, and Chair of the Ivey Foundation. She is a Director of Greenchip Financial Corp., Toronto, a former faculty advisor of the Institute for Private Investors, New York, and a member of the Investment Committee of Western University, London, and a Director of the International lnstitute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg.


Sarah Barlow Scott is publisher of Barlow Books, a non-fiction publisher based in Toronto. Before founding Barlow Books in 2012, Sarah was an award-winning journalist, working mainly for newspapers and national magazines. She has a lifelong interest in art, especially contemporary art, thanks to her mother, Janet Scott, who was a very knowledgeable collector. Sarah lives in Toronto with her husband David Powell. She has a daughter, Zoe Knowles, and a stepson, Jack Powell.


Eleanor Shen has been an avid arts supporter and currently serves on the board of Canadian Art Foundation and Soulpepper Theatre Company. She is a founding member of Partners in Art (PIA) and served as Co-Chair from 2008 to 2010. Ms. Shen was a board member of the Power Plant from 2011 to 2015 and a member of the Modern and Contemporary Curatorial Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario from 2010 to 2015. She also served as a board member of the Child Development Institute from 2005 to 2009 and is currently a member of the Advisory Board. Ms. Shen holds a Master of Business Administration degree and previously worked in the finance industry.